Boyhood is writer/director Richard Linklater’s testament film. A masterpiece, destined to be remembered as one of the best films of the decade (if not the best). Following a similar framework as his ‘Before’ trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight) which has so far chronicled the relationship of a couple from the idealism of their mid-twenties to the realities […]Read more ›
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Based on the widespread misconception that humans only ever use 10% of their brain capacity, Lucy takes this very basic premise and asks what would happen if they were able to access it all. Written and directed by Luc Besson, who started his career with such incredible promise and made the cult masterpiece The Professional (or Leon) before spending the […]Read more ›
Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) are childhood friends, constantly adjusting to the fact that they’re ageing. They lead separate lives across the United States, but are brought together by Billy’s engagement. The lifelong bachelor has finally decided to settle down, not so surprisingly with a much younger and incredibly blonde woman, […]Read more ›
Set in Edo era Japan, 47 Ronin follows a band of disgraced samurai who have been stripped of their rank following the death of their lord. To reclaim their pride, the collective seek to murder the malevolent Lord Kira (Tadanobu Asano) who framed their kindly Lord Asano and holds his daughter captive behind a 1,000 strong army. Leading the pack […]Read more ›
R.I.P.D desperately strains to get laughs where it can and they only really come from Roy and Nick’s avatars, a Victoria’s Secret model and a short, elderly Chinese man respectively. But even then, the joke is milked way too much and by the end the audience is so unbelievably sick of it.Read more ›
In his new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, director Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) focuses his attention onto the freedom-fighting website Wikileaks and its infamous release of thousands of restricted military reports from the US Army. Gibney skillfully threads interviews, reenactments and archival […]Read more ›
If there really are extraterrestrial lifeforms observing Earth from somewhere in the depths of space, it’s safe to conclude that humanity’s epic love/hate relationship with Tom Cruise would be a source of particular fascination. After all, he is routinely condemned by many due to his role as the very public face of Scientology.Read more ›